An Acoustic “Telephone”

1 Jul

Dual Posting Time. A court link and an artist profile; a double dip for the ages. And, boy, do I have a cool link for you all tonight.

There are a select few acoustic guitar masters and Igor Presnyakov is certainly one of them. The Russian born guitarist/composer has been playing the guitar for around 35 years – according to his website – and that has given him a diverse range of guitar experience. He also plays a Russian 7-string guitar, a type of guitar that was popularized in the 19th century. He is one of the few to play it on a professional level.

The invention of the “Russian Guitar” is attributed to Andrei Sychra. It was popularized in the early 19th century and actually remained the popular standard until a strong interest in underground music (including that of Western music like The Beatles) brought the 6-string guitar prominence.

Anyway, back to the 7-string guitar playing of Igor Presnyakov. Here is Presnyakov playing his acoustic version of Lady GaGa’s “Telephone.” Yes, this is very real and very cool.

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